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n. Obsolete
A hunchback.

crook′backed′ adj.
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(Pathology) a rare word for hunchback
ˈcrookˌbacked adj
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n. Archaic.
a hunchback.
crook′backed`, adj.
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Noun1.crookback - a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
Adj.1.crookback - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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